Brazil now has more corona deaths than Italy, according to official figures. The number of people in the South American who died of the lung virus has risen by 1437 in the past 24 hours to 34,021.
More deaths have been recorded only in the United States (over 108,000) and the United Kingdom (nearly 40,000).
The number of infections also continues to increase rapidly in Brazil. In the past 24 hours, nearly 31,000 new infections have been reported by the authorities.
In total, more than 580,000 cases of the coronavirus have now been diagnosed in the country.
The number of known infections is higher in the US alone, where more than 1.8 million infections have been diagnosed.
Experts suspect that the actual number of infected people in Brazil is considerably higher because there is little testing in the country.